• Language Arts Grade Level 4-6

    Graphic Organizers 
    More graphic organizers for students to use, this site is presented by Houghton Mifflin.

    How to Search the Internet  
    How to Search for Information on the Internet. This site provides a great tutorial on Keyword Searches. This page allows students to do Keyword Searches using 5 different child safe search engines. The site also has links to tutorials on advanced search strategies.

    Scrambled Stories 
     
    This site has several familiar stories that children can read, have read to them, and interact with while they practice recognizing different parts of speech. The graphics in the story change with student input and the completed story can be printed out.

    Bookpals
    This site produced by the Screen Actors Guild presents streaming videos of of books being read to students by famous actors. Each book presented includes a book summary, several age appropriate activities, information about the author, and information about the reader. Teachers can also download a complete lesson plan to use with the book. The list of books appropriate for your grade on this site are as follows: Brave Irene written by William Steig, read by Al Gore Me and My Cat written by Satoshi Kitamura, read by Elijah Wood  My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother written by Patricia Polacco, read by Melissa Gilbert   A Bad Case of Stripes written by David Shannon, read by Sean Austin  No Mirrors in my Nana's House written by Ysaye M. Barnwell, read by Tia and Tamera Mowry  Thank You Mr. Faulker written by Patricia Polacco, read by Jane Kazmarek  The Night I followed the Dog written by Nina Laden, read by Amanda Byrnes  Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge written by Mem Fox, read by Bradley Whitford.

    Scholastic News  
    This page contains age appropriate news stories for students.  
    It also includes lesson plans, reproducibles, teacher aids and more for teachers.

    Grammar Skills  
    Grade 6. A site from Houghton Mifflin English that reviews many basic grammar skills such as prepositional phrases, complex sentences, modifiers, clauses and many others.

    Proofreading Practice  
    Proofreading skills interactive practice for grades 2 through 8 in all areas of English, such as plurals, sentence structure, verbs, possessive nouns, past tense and too many more to list.

    Infoplease  
    Combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas and several up-to-the minute almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records, Infoplease places the resources of an entire reference information center at students fingertips. This web site continuously updates and refines this enormous body of information as well as adding new discoveries and identifying trends so they have the most reliable and authoritative information.

    Analogies 
     
    This site provides online interactive practice students solve 34 simple Analogies.

    Myths 
     
    Scholastic has put together a great site Myths, Folktales & Fairy Tales. This rich resource can be used to learn about and write in these genres.

    Topic Sentences  
    This is a good site that provides interactive practice on finding the Topic Sentence and Main Idea in a paragraph. Exercises are prepared in groups of five paragraphs students must write in the topic sentence containing the main idea for each selection. Students then submit their answers for grades. Students can route results information to you. You may pre-set information BEFORE student use or supply students a valid e-mail address for students to send results to.

    Printable Activities
    We've got thousands of printable activities that will keep your children entertained and stimulated. Find printable games, holiday activities, skill-building worksheets, and more!

     

    DAILY WORD SEARCH
    A timed Word Search puzzle that changes daily – list is composed of
    approximately 20 words.  Good practice for intermediate grades.

    Maggie's Earth Adventure
    Grammar – different activities covering the following subjects:
    Nouns/verbs
    Editing-capitals, quotation marks and apostrophes
    Match prefixes and suffixes
    Word Endings
    Homophones – words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings.